Prosecutors have formally filed felony involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin and the set’s armorer, Hannah Guiterrez Reedin the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal on the set of the movie 'Rust' in 2021.
- Alec has maintained that he did not know the gun he fired contained a live round, and his attorney called the prosecutors’ decision “a terrible miscarriage of justice.”
- He said,
“He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
“Involuntary manslaughter linked to negligence is a fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine under New Mexico law. The second set of manslaughter charges alleges recklessness with a provision that could result in a mandatory five years in prison because the offense was committed with a gun.”